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A Fall bike ride through New England’s Myles Standish State Forest

A bike ride through New England in the fall months makes for a perfect Halloween! My bf and I decided to take a scenic fall bike ride through Myles Standish State Forest in Carver, Massachusetts. The setting was perfect for Halloween – dark, cloudy, colored leaves scattered among the ground.In addition, this forest is one […]

Yellowstone National Park: Elk, Bison, and Coyote Spottings!

My boyfriend and I took another drive through Yellowstone National Park this weekend. We decided to take a new route this weekend. From the West Yellowstone entrance, we drove northeast passing through Lamar Valley. Lamar Valley is supposed to be a hotspot for bear sightings because there is an abundance of prey (elk, bison, etc.) […]

A Drive Through Yellowstone National Park: What a Beautiful Place!

We decided to head out to Yellowstone National Park this weekend to take advantage of the free admission. (Admission is normally $25 per vehicle). April 21st-29th is National Park Week and many parks across the country offer free admission.  We arrived in West Yellowstone around 10:00 A.M (The park opens at 8:00 A.M.) We wanted […]

Trip to Boise – The Greenbelt, Boise Zoo, & Knock ’em Dead Theater

Boise, Idaho is a great city to visit if you enjoy the outdoors; there are plenty of options when it comes to recreation including biking, hiking, and dozens of parks. Mike and  I took a 2 day trip this week mainly to do some bike riding along the Boise Greenbelt, a 22 mile path that […]

Lincoln Park Zoo – A Colorful ZooLights Extravaganza Like No Other

Lincoln Park Zoo is one of many great free attractions in the Chicago area. If you are looking for some free fun any time of the year, the Lincoln Park Zoo will not disappoint. December is an ideal time to visit Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo, which is free and open year round, offers a […]

The Best Holiday Activities in Chicago

Chicago is one of the best cities to visit around the holidays. I often find myself venturing back to the area as there is so much to do in terms of holiday entertainment and attractions. Plus, the wintry weather really adds to the holiday ambiance! Nothing really compares to bundling up with a hot cocoa in […]

Idaho Falls: The Gateway to Yellowstone

Idaho Falls, the largest city in Southeastern Idaho, is nicknamed “the gateway to Yellowstone,” due to its’ close proximity to America’s First National Park. Asides from being super close to Yellowstone, as well as the Grand Tetons and several other natural wonders, the town also offers a number of its’ own amenities, making it the […]

A Weekend in Boise, Idaho

Last weekend, Mike and I took a road trip to Boise, Idaho. We were excited to check out the area after hearing only positive feedback. Driving in we were not very impressed with the dull, desert landscape. I was expecting Boise to be a bit more lush, however, after spending some time here we really […]

Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip: Things to do and see along Hwy 1

Mike and I just returned from a fabulous roadtrip up the California coast. The Pacific Coast Highway is an amazing drive filled with stunning coastal views & fantastic attractions for the entire 600+ mile distance. From the beaches, to the ocean views, to the redwood trees, everything was fantastic! We will definitely be planning a longer trip […]